Prayer is a young boy from Uganda who recently joined nursery school. He has been diagnosed with a right inguinal hernia. When he was born, his parents were advised to seek medical care for the inguinal hernia when he was one year old. Unfortunately, owing to a lack of finances, he could not be treated in a timely manner.
He complains of pain whenever he strains, especially when coughing. He also has dysuria. If not treated, he risks having strangulation and infertility. Prayer’s parents are peasant farmers who rely on seasonality to make ends meet. Their income is quite limited to meet the expected cost of surgery.
Fortunately, on April 25th, he will undergo hernia repair surgery at our medical partner’s care center. Our partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $219 to fund Prayer’s surgery. Once completed, this procedure will hopefully allow him to live more comfortably and confidently.
Prayer’s mother says, “I am hopeful that my son will be treated well since he is going to be supported. I know his life will be changed and he can resume school as he misses when feeling in pain. He will still play well with others since it’s his hobby.”